Managing and Working in Project Society

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Author: Rolf A. Lundin,Niklas Arvidsson,Tim Brady,Eskil Ekstedt,Christophe Midler,Jörg Sydow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107077656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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A selection of leading authorities on project organizing explore the effects, opportunities and challenges of a project society.

The Project Society

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Author: Anders Fogh Jensen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788779347229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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Today work, leisure, love, health, holidays, schooling and self-development seem to be flowing together in one big, chaotic mess. But in this book, the philosopher Anders Fogh Jensen explains that this mess has its own order: the project. We are dealing with time, space and each other in new ways - marked by temporarity, uncertainty, ad hoc solutions, overbookings, cancellations and the absence of clear expectations to the individual. The temporary 'yes' dominates our daily lives as the passage from one thing to another has become a chronic condition. The logic of the project can be found e.g. in dancing, in administration, in health politics, in football, in our love lives, in corporate culture and in what used to be referred to as private life. The book delves into these highly diverse examples from everyday life - and arrives at a contemporary diagnosis on that backdrop, describing the possibilities and problems that are created by today's project society.

International Intervention in the Balkans since 1995

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Author: Peter Siani-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134427808

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This volume offers an analysis of the activities of the international community in the Balkans since the 1995 Dayton Agreement. There has been substantial investment in the region but so far the gains have been limited and doubts remain as to the extent that sustainable security has been enhanced. There is a need for serious reassessment of policies and priorities, but this depends on a careful analysis of past successes and failures. The contributors seek to provide this by examining intervention, not just in terms of military action and the activities of major international agencies at state level, but also the activities of outside NGOs within the local environment.

Subcontracting Peace

The Challenges of NGO Peacebuilding

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Author: Henry F. Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351148389

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have emerged as crucial actors in peacebuilding processes in post-conflict zones, contributing to the liberal state building project. NGOs, like any other organizations, have certain strengths and weaknesses, and face tradeoffs and contradictions in peacebuilding. Given increasing NGO experience in peacemaking and peacebuilding, this volume examines their relatively positive record, as well as the constraints, limitations, and sometimes contradictory impact of their activities and interventions.

Distribution of plant-parasitic Nematode species in North America

a project of the Nematode Geographical Distribution Committee of the Society of Nematologists

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Author: Society of Nematologists. Nematode Geographical Distribution Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 205

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SMEs as the Unknown Stakeholder

Entrepreneurship in the Political Arena

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Author: Massimiliano Di Bitetto,GianMarco Gilardoni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137331208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Investigates how and to what extent the self-employed and micro-enterprise workers can be represented in the social arena. A cross-sector approach to responsibility for government as well as private businesses.

Project-based Organization in the Knowledge-based Society

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Author: Mitsuru Kodama

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1860946968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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With the development of information technology, there is a need to merge different technologies and services to develop products, services and models that span different industries. This book proposes a method for project leaders to integrate diverse knowledge distributed on projects network to develop new products, services and business models.

Project Management

Knowledge for a Successful Career

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Author: Bruno Jenny

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728130842

Category:

Page: 288

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Visions of the Social

Society as a Political Project in France, 1750-1950

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Author: Jean Terrier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900420153X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Taking the example of France between the Enlightenment and the Second World War and focusing especially on the connection between social theories and political projects, this book provides an original analysis of French scholarly debates on the nature of society.

Project E-Society: Building Bricks

6th IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Government (I3E 2006), October 11-13, 2006, Turku, Finland

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Author: Reima Suomi,Regis Cabral,J. Felix Hampe,Arto Heikkilä,Jonna Järveläinen,Eija Koskivaara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387392262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

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13E 2006, the 6th in this series of IFIP conferences, marked the congregation of researchers and practitioners in the areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Government. The conference was sponsored by IFIP TC 6 in cooperation with TC 8 and TC 11. The conference provided a forum for researchers, engineers and interested users in academia, industry, and government to discuss the latest research, cutting-edge practice and upcoming trends in the growing areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and particularly e-Government. Sophisticated applications as well as the underlying technology that supports such applications were discussed and demonstrated. The conference attracted a wide range of participants representing a significant community of researchers and practitioners from a broad range of countries. The conference was organized along parallel tracks, each track focusing on specific aspects of current research, industry applications, and public administration.

Translation and Society

An Introduction

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Author: Sergey Tyulenev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317687914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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This essential new textbook guides readers through the social aspects and sociologically informed approaches to the study of translation. Sergey Tyulenev surveys implicitly and explicitly sociological approaches to the study of translation, drawing on the most important and influential works both within translation studies and in sociology, as well as recent developments in the field. In addition to the theoretical grounding provided, the book explains in detail the methodology of studying translation from a sociological point of view. Translation and Society discusses why translation should be studied sociologically, reinforces the foundation of the sociologically informed translation research already in existence in the field and outlines possible new directions for the future. Throughout the book there are many examples and case studies and each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion points, possible assignments, and suggestions for further reading. This is an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Translation Studies.

Economic Analysis of Investment Operations

Analytical Tools and Practical Applications

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Author: Pedro Belli

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821348505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This books presents general principles and methodologies of quantitative risk analysis; provides theory and practice of how to evaluate health, transport and education projects and describes how to assess the environmental impact of projects. It looks at how the tools of cost benefit analysis can be applied from the point of view of the private sector, public sector, bankers, and the country as a whole. It encourages analysts to answer a number of key questions that are likely to increase success rather than simply describing techniques. This book as aimed at all concerned with resource allocation and is presented in an accessible fashion. It is required reading at World bank Institute courses.

The Regional and Local Shaping of World Society

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Author: Mark Herkenrath

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825805344

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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Globalization is usually seen as a uniform force producing similar social consequences across all societies affected. The contributions in this volume challenge this notion by demonstrating that reactions to the same global changes vary across different parts of the world. In particular, this volume examines the crucial role of economically and politically integrated regions as mediators between global challenges and local responses. To the extent that different regional reactions to global change retroact on their global context, global social transformation becomes a highly complex phenomenon.

Project Methods in Higher Education

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Author: Society for Research into Higher Education,Society for Research into Higher Education. Working Party on Teaching Methods. Techniques Group,Kenneth Adderley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Project method in teaching

Page: 93

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Civil Society

Challenging Western Models

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Author: Elizabeth Dunn,Chris Hann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134827083

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Between kinship ties on the one hand and the state on the other, human beings experience a diversity of social relationships and groupings which in modern western thought have come to be gathered under the label 'civil society'. A liberal-individualist model of civil society has become fashionable in recent years, but what can such a term mean in the late twentieth century? Civil Society argues that civil society should not be studied as a separate, 'private' realm clearly separated in opposition to the state; nor should it be confined to the institutions of the 'voluntary' or 'non-governmental' sector. A broader understanding of civil society involves the investigation of everyday social practices, often elusive power relations and the shared moralities that hold communities together. By drawing on case materials from a range of contemporary societies, including the US, Britain, four of the former Communist countries of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Middle and Far East, Civil Society demonstrates what anthropology contributes to debates taking place throughout the social sciences; adding up to an exciting renewal of the agenda for political anthropology.

Russia's Liberal Project

State-Society Relations in the Transition from Communism

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Author: Marcia A. Weigle

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271043630

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey

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Author: D. Kuzmanovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027924

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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Drawing on data from ethnographic fieldwork among civic activists and identifying a range of domestic and international socio-political contexts, Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey explores different perceptions of civil society in Turkey and pursues the general question of why civil society holds such power to move those who evoke it.

Irish Society

Sociological Perspectives

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Author: Patrick Clancy

Publisher: Institute of Public Administration

ISBN: 9781872002873

Category: Education

Page: 716

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